Police Pay To Medivac Injured Visitor To U.S.

June 19, 2019

Calling it a “terrible incident where an American tourist has been seriously injured,” the Police Commissioner confirmed that the police are “making payment to medivac her to receive care for her injuries in the United States.”

This follows after the 36-year-old visiting American female pedestrian was injured after being struck by a police motorcyclist in Hamilton.

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Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley said, “I feel it is necessary to respond in regards to recent articles relating to the collision on Burnaby Street, City of Hamilton at 5:25pm on Monday 17th of June 2019.

“This was a terrible incident where an American tourist has been seriously injured.

“The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] has responded in making payment to medivac her to receive care for her injuries in the United States.

“This decision was taken on humanitarian grounds in light of her insurance position and urgent medical need, irrespective of the full circumstances of the collision not yet being established.

“In addition, the BPS is in consultation with the Police Complaints Authority as is standard practice with such incidents.

“Whilst Burnaby Street was situated within the area closed for the Parade of Bands, it was available for use by emergency vehicles.

“CCTV evidence has been examined that captures the circumstances of the collision and a statement from the injured party has been taken by the BPS, alongside other witnesses that will be interviewed, including the police motorcyclist.

“I do recognise the public’s concern when police officers are involved in collisions with members of the public and a thorough investigation continues, to which the injured person and her family will be informed on throughout.”

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  1. trump supporter says:

    Police or we!!!

    • Well says:

      Us!!! Footing the bill again?!? Are police insured for this stuff?

      • Lol says:

        Well who else should pay for it the tourist. Stupid comment

        • STFU says:

          STFU! Whether they are insured is actually a good question

  2. Ya fullish says:

    This guy must have been jrunk!

  3. Really says:

    Social media has three BPS police bikes allowing carnival participants to dance on the bikes. Were these the three involved in the accident ?

    The Commissioner needs to investigate the entire weekend of conduct. Bad fir the BPS and more importantly Bermuda

    • Lol says:

      O shut up. Seems like u just want them to get rid of the whole holiday weekend festivities. U clearly see the girls dancing on them not the police dancing with them. Stupid are you i c

    • JohnBoy says:

      What? Are you serious??

  4. JENNIFER BLEW says:

    Stand up thing to do, BPS. Hope the woman is ok.

  5. Y-gurl says:

    Police have no $ it’s the taxpayers picking up that bill which I have no issue with but call the facts as they are

  6. Question says:

    Did they pay for the locals they hit?

  7. Madge says:

    What a mess fot the police dept.

  8. becareful of the truth says:

    That Officer needs to be thoroughly investigated from time he came on duty til the accident.
    Also WE the tax payers need answers as to what happened to the call he was going on.
    It seems we could be liable for more than just an emergency plane ride.
    Please Commissioner give us the truth and nothing but the truth in this accident.

    • Y-gurl says:

      Expect the usual cover up and miss information

  9. Question says:

    “It seems we could be liable for more than just an emergency plane ride.”

    FU, bermuda lets murderers walk free….you’re a joke!

  10. tell the truth says:

    the Police and the Government need to offer this person a FREE vacation trip back when she has recovered,this incident should never have happened!

  11. Triangle Drifter says:

    We could be on the hook for much more than a plane ride if this person has life changing & lifelong injuries.